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Cross-Channel Electricity Cables

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what will be the expected Scottish contribution by way of

MembersStaff
YearTotal financial costsAmount disbursedNumber of persons involvedSalaries or equivalentExpensesSalariesExpenses
££££££
1978–79770,455Nil92Nil341,68753,963*
1977–78524,799Nil74Nil261,29742,758*
1976–77469,694Nil73Nil224,35834,528*
1975–76376,805Nil67Nil196,11224,259*
1974–75311,790Nil66Nil145,06912,749*
* Separate figures are not available for members' expenses, which are included in the final column.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish, for the latest available 12-month period, the the total financial costs, including administration, of the Scottish Technical Education Council, the amount disbursed by that body, the number of persons, including secretaries, involved with the body, the amount of payment for, respectively, members of the body by way of salary or equivalent, expenses of members, and secretarial salaries and expenses; and

finance and electricity exports to the two gigawatt cross-Channel electricity cables to be constructed by the Central Electricity Generating Board.

The Scottish electricity boards are not involved in the cross-Channel project, and are not participating in its financing. The boards have regular meetings with the Central Electricity Generating Board to discuss their normal inter-trading arrangements and will explore at the appropriate time any effects that the agreement between CEGS and Electricite de France may have on these arrangements.